7.11 British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (Plan X)

General Policy Description

Plan X covers antiretroviral drugs for HIV-positive individuals through the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Drug Treatment Program.

Antiretroviral medication coverage, though funded by PharmaCare Plan X, is available only through the Drug Treatment Program. 

The Drug Treatment Program is designed to ensure that all medically eligible persons in B.C. who are living with HIV have access to free antiretroviral therapy.

Policy Details

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS determines an individual’s eligibility for the Drug Treatment Program. PharmaCare cannot determine eligibility for the program or enrol individuals in it. 

For eligibility and enrolment information for the Drug Treatment Program, visit the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS website.

Coverage begins when an individual is enrolled in the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Drug Treatment Program.

Plan X coverage cannot be provided retroactively.

HIV-positive B.C. residents receive their antiretroviral drugs free when enrolled with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Drug Treatment Program.

 

Procedures

For eligibility criteria and enrolment information for the Drug Treatment Program, visit the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS website.

As of April 2020, HIV/AIDS medications dispensed by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS under the Drug Treatment Program are entered in PharmaNet.

Tools and Resources

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS website offers information about antiretroviral medication coverage under the Drug Treatment Program as well as prescribing and dispensing requirements.